John Saine spent his Thursday afternoon trying to get a handle on all the leaves that have fallen at his home outside of Forest City. Leaves are everywhere these days and fortunately the first of the week is predicted to be warmer weather for leaf raking and leaf blowing.
Students at Rutherfordton Elementary School recently participated in the World Sport Stacking Association's Stack Up world record day on Thursday, Nov. 13. The day set a record for the most students spped stacking in one day. This was Rutherfordton's third year participating.
DAR Good Citizenship and Scholarship contest winners are (l-r) front row Elizabeth Danielle Phillips, Chase High School; Peyton Elizabeth Jarrett, East Rutherford High School; Riley Buchanan, R-S Central High School. Not shown are Autumn Marlowe of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy and Daniel Doyle Hooper, REACH.
Jacob "Ethan" Parker Eagle Scout and graduate of East Rutherford High School is the recipient of the 2014 Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Scholarship. The Capt. George Dickey Chapter of the SAR sponsored Ethan for his Eagle Project. The project which was the rescue of a old cemetery containimng the remains of Revolutionary Soldier John Melton. Capt. George Dickey Chapter annually awards scholarships to local young people who display scholastic and patriotic traits. Special attention is always given to the patriotic aspect.
Keith Ezell, principal of Mount-Vernon Ruth Elementary School took the Principal's Challenge for the National Book It Program on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Ezell was challenged to read to students from bell to bell and said he thinks the day went very well. The school's theme for the day was "Get Fired Up About Reading" which included a campsite scene.